Few Female Day Laborers Try Jobs in NYC Cleanup

The women who gather on these two street corners of New York are looking for day work as housekeepers. The territory comes with harassment and haywire scheduling. Hurricane Sandy blew a different type of cleanup work their way, but only a few dare to give it a try.

Plastic Workers Raise Grievances Against Reynolds

Female workers at a plastic container factory are calling for a national boycott of Reynolds, the parent company of their former employer, to highlight charges of forced overtime they are bringing in an appeal with the National Labor Relations Board.


Child Care Director Is Also Diaper-Changer in Chief

A child care director starts her day by picking up the cook, moves on to menu writing and is focused on ensuring legal safety standards. Her staff makes more than many child care workers whose earnings require them to depend on food stamps.